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Old 12-07-2012, 03:10 AM   #11
 
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Doesn't look like eggs to me either :/
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:28 PM   #12
 
Eggs or not, it has now been removed and cleaned from the tank. I got rid of these by physically removing the driftwood and thoroughly rinsing it under fast flowing water(kitchen sink) and gently wiping them off. I did this at the same time I did a 20 - 40% water change, vacuumed gravel , replaced the filter cartridge and even trimmed the Java fern. Hopefully this is the end of it...
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:30 PM   #13
 
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Let us know if they all show up again. Keep us posted. Cleaning is probably the best thing you could have done.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:49 AM   #14
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Not that I know what I am talking about but I have read other posts about boiling driftwood to kill any biologicals and possibly remove some of the tannins to reduce water coloring. Might be worth doing rather than just a scrape and rinse.

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:50 PM   #15
 
Looks kind of like a problem I had awhile back. I don't know the scietific name but there basically a very small worm. not harfmul but more of a pest caused by overfeeding. SLow your feeding down and do water changes daily or everyother day and filter the substrate well. If you start seeing them on your glass, scrape them off before your water change.

Found it, looks like planaria/nemotodes.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:01 PM   #16
 
Thanks to all for the Info. It does seem to make sense that it might be due to overfeeding. I get a little overzealous sometimes. The tank is already at capacity and with myself (and my wife) feeding for the joy of watching the Angel devour it, we could be the ultimate cause of the condition.

Stupid question but : When you siphon the gravel should you go all the way to the glass on the bottom?

As long as their aren't any plants rooted at that location that is...
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:05 PM   #17
 
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Not that I know what I am talking about but I have read other posts about boiling driftwood to kill any biologicals and possibly remove some of the tannins to reduce water coloring. Might be worth doing rather than just a scrape and rinse.

Jeff.
I didn't boil the wood when it was purchased but it was soaked in "treated water" for 3 days outside.
I also did several wood-water changes and it was on the back patio.

Boiling might be an option if they are in fact worms or a parasite of some kind. Thanks for the idea
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:09 PM   #18
 
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Looks kind of like a problem I had awhile back. I don't know the scietific name but there basically a very small worm. not harfmul but more of a pest caused by overfeeding. SLow your feeding down and do water changes daily or everyother day and filter the substrate well. If you start seeing them on your glass, scrape them off before your water change.

Found it, looks like planaria/nemotodes.

Crap...

I will definitely have to look into this because i'm pretty sure these "worms or parasites?" can't be good for the tank...
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:41 PM   #19
 
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This is a photo of our Corry breeder tank, they stuck the eggs on to the glass, they are scattered, but no where near the numbers you have
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:29 PM   #20
 
That's a nice looking tank. Thanks for the feedback too. I've actually cleaned the wood again very thoroughly with a rag under running water during the last water change. All this has been a valuable lesson and has emphasized to me the importance of not overfeeding. The Cory's I have will be in their new home in about two weeks. I can't wait to set up the new 55G. If you would like to see what i've got planned check out the Thread I started named : VerdantGrotto's Freshwater Habitat

Thanks again and have a good day
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